Maranatha High School Welcomes Two New Board Members

Michelle VanRiper
Manager, Pearson-Sibert Oil Co. of Texas

Michele VanRiper is blessed to be the mother of two MHS alums, Trevor ’13 and Faith ’16. A Southern California native, Michele graduated from Loyola Law School before practicing civil litigation for many years. In her time at MHS, Michele has served several years as the Booster Club Treasurer, a Team Parent, and as ASB Liaison to the PA. She is active in her church, currently serving on the Women’s Ministry Leadership Board and the Deacon Team, as well as mentoring college and young career women through Bible Study and living life together. Michele says she is honored to serve on the Board of Trustees and support the MHS administration and staff as they jointly encourage the student body to live out 1 Timothy 4:12 – “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Jeff Goldfab
Senior Vice President-Global Controller, Jacobs Engineering

Jeff and his wife Marlene have three boys. Scott, a junior at Maranatha, is the youngest. Their two older two boys, Kevin and Brian, graduated from a Christian high school in St. Louis. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, they moved here from St. Louis in January 2013, during Scott’s freshman year. Scott is actively involved in the performing arts through the tech crew and by playing viola in the orchestra. This year, he was also the video coach for Boys’ Varsity Basketball. Marlene is a Co-President of the Maranatha Parent Association.

Jeff is excited about the opportunity to serve Maranatha on its Board. As the Controller for a 65,000 person company, he hopes to help the Maranatha community by using the financial and leadership experiences and skills gained in this role, as well as those gained from leadership positions in several other church and non-profit organizations. He adds, “I want to serve on the Board to further Maranatha’s mission and to help prepare our youth to live out their faith as adults with a Christ-minded purpose, incorporating this into all aspects of their lives.”

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